COVID-19 update: 91 people in hospital, 12 new admissions, 14 people in ICU
Province reports no new deaths on Tuesday
February 8, 2022, 6:00 pm ASTLast Updated: February 8, 2022, 6:00 pm
Nova Scotia reported no new deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday.
“Getting vaccinated will help protect yourself and your loved ones,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, in Tuesday’s news release.
Nova Scotia Health Authority reported 219 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 after completing 2,020 tests.
There are 81 cases in the Central Zone, 46 cases in Eastern Zone, 41 cases in the Northern Zone and 51 cases in Western Zone. There are an estimated 3,132 active cases across the province.
Nova Scotia also reported 10 new hospital admissions and six discharges. Patients admitted to hospital for COVID-19 range from four to 97 years old, with a median age of 65.
Two residents and six staff members have tested positive at an outbreak in Tideview Terrace, a long-term care facility in Conway.
Fewer than five patients have tested positive at a new outbreak at Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Another patient tested positive at the Victoria General site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre; a total of 16 patients have now tested positive. A patient at Digby General Hospital also tested positive; fewer than 10 patients there have tested positive.
Of the 91 people in hospital, 21 people are boosted, 36 people have two doses, one has only one dose and 33 are unvaccinated. Eighty-seven people were admitted during the Omicron wave.
As of Monday, 58.1 per cent of Nova Scotians have received their booster, with less than five per cent booked for their booster appointment. Almost 92 per cent of Nova Scotians have received their first dose, with 84.8 per cent having received their second.
Less than 10 per cent of Nova Scotians are unvaccinated.
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The COVID case data is a little misleading. The chart only includes PCR tests, but who was allowed to access PCR was greatly restricted part of the way through that graph. Obviously, when you test less, you’ll get fewer cases. We need to be careful to assume cases have gone down drastically. We have limited data and for some reason, our government seems to be the only province that never mentions the reported cases are likely a fraction of the actual cases in the province. I’ve seen way too many people getting far too lax with restrictions, re personal space, masks, etc. Just a reminder that just because you’re over COVID, doesn’t mean COVID is over.
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